Thor Equities has been planning a Coney Island redo for a long time now, and The New York Sun comes through with a nice article about the latest plans, a $1.5 billion mega-project. Not much can be added to the renderings, except to say that I don’t see a whole lot left of the freakshows. Other than a nod to Nathan’s, there’s absolutely nothing here to reassure people that Thor will respect the history of Coney Island. One can only hope that the collapse of the real estate market will seriously scale these plans back to a more subtle version of Las Vegas. (For a slideshow I took last year of real-life people who actually go to Coney Island, click on over to Photo Essays at the top of the page and scroll down.)
Two more renderings, by Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn Architects, after the jump.